Responsibilities / Duties

The Auditor-Controller is the chief accounting officer and chief fiscal officer of the county. The representative for this office is elected by the Colusa County voters and performs duties under the legal authority set forth in the California Code and County Code.

Financial Duties

The Auditor-Controller's Office provides a broad range of financial accounting and auditing services to all county departments, agencies, and special districts whose funds are kept in the county treasury. The Auditor-Controller maintains the official financial record of the county, conducts internal audits, and reports financial transactions in compliance with generally accepted accounting principles and in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards.

The Auditor-Controller's Office is responsible for internal fiscal control of the county and assists county departments and special districts with the control and management of their funds.


Functions of the Auditor-Controller's Office include, but are not limited to:

  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Annual Financial Audit
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Bonds
  • Cost Plan Allocation
  • Fixed Assets Inventory Control
  • Grant Administration
  • Internal Control
  • Other Financing
  • Payroll 
  • Property Taxes
  • Special District Functions
  • State and Federal Reporting
  • State Mandated Claim Reimbursement
  • Tax Anticipation Notes